14.9.2019 – 15.12.2019

Center for Contemporary Art – Galerie ground floor


Queer self-image and the reality of life in urban communities are the focus of the exhibition “Just Love” with six artists working predominantly in painting. They combine their view of their own subjective life’s with fundamental questions about the social acceptance and visibility of queers in the present day. The focus is on topics such as self-assurance, personal life situations and social environment, which are often reflected in the productive appropriation of classical subjects of fine art. Both in correspondence with and in contrast to a predominantly heteronormative art history, the six painters develop their own pictorial worlds, whose motifs stem from a reality of life in which love, sexuality, political action and their visualization play just as central a role as social normality and daily self-understanding. The sources of many works can be found both in the personal sphere of life and in the media pictorial world of the present. Self-confidently and sometimes provocatively staged, the genres provide the occasion for differentiated and contemporary painting between the poles of realism, abstraction, pop and concept.

With: Max Diel, Kerstin Drechsel, Martina Minette Dreier, Christian Perdix, Dietrich Walther, Georg Weise



With the kind support of the district promotion fund of the Senate Administration for Culture and Europe.
Ill. Georg Weise, Just love (Detail), 2018/19, oil, gouache, gold and silver on canvas, 140 x 160 cm
Das lange Gebäude der Alten Kaserne, Foto: Zitadelle Berlin, Friedhelm Hoffmann


ZAK Center for Contemporary Art // Old Barracks